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Core Team:


  Martin Hassellöv



Skipper Hassellöv is the originator of Hrimfare Expeditions. Born in Smögen, at the heart of the Swedish Westcoast, he has dedicated his life to the marine environment as a researcher, teacher, and communicator on issues of marine environmental chemistry such as contaminant particles and plastic pollution. The contaminant particles include synthetic nanoparticles and marine micro plastics. He is a doctor of Philosophy and holds a PhD at the University of Gothenburg.


  Jens Marklund


Skipper Marklund has a lifelong and extensive relation to the sea. He's been sailing ships of all sizes, in seas all over the world. With 30 years experience of engineering as chief engineer in the global merchant fleet he knows all about big-scale marine maintenance and has been crucial to the development of S/Y Hrimfare. Jens is also responsible for security routines onboard.


  Bjorn Bertoft


Skipper Bertoft has been a sailor since childhood and has sailed for the climate and Agenda 2030 in his own project 100% Sun Wind Water – a lifestyle sailing and science statement, via 7 countries around Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, together with 45 young guest crew members from 5 continents. Bjorn is furthermore engaged as a Communication Director for SY Hrimfare and the project Sailing4Science.

Expedition crew:


  Anna Laurin
Watch Leader/Business Development


Watch Leader Laurin has parted her life between business development on land and a qualitative life by and on the sea. She has a diversified CV reaching from marine engineering, navigation, architecture, advertising and teaching to an extensive, and ever-growing interest in sustainability, marine environments, and sailing.


  Jens Langert



Skipper Langert has made his name as the rigger of prestigious sailing vessels from the 17th century. He entered his first sailing ship as a teenager and has truly dedicated his life to the power of wind. He has performed numerous powerful expeditions as constructor of the riggs and bosun onboard ships like Wind Wagon Astrakan, the east indiaman Götheborg and her French sibling - the warship L'Hermione.


  Rikard Eriksson

  Watch Leader/Teambuilding


Watch Leader Eriksson is a sailing psychologist who is very interested in people and their personalities and is always contributing to a cheerful atmosphere in the cockpit. He has numerous teambuilding exercises in his foul weather jacket sleeve if you are up for a corporate event to make your group work better together. Rikard has sailed many thousand miles in dingies and as single-handed keelboats, and he has started to pursue his RYA Yachtmaster offshore degree with a  shore-based certificate and practical course.


  Bengt Liljebladh
Watch Leader/Oceanographer


Watch Leader Liliebladh has been sailing boats from small yachts to the East Indiaman Gotheborg, and he loves traditional classical yachts like his own R9. Bengt has been cruising yachts around the Atlantic several times. He has spent time in the Caribbean and participated in many scientific expeditions on research ships to the Arctic and Antarctica. He is also very skilled in both mechanical and electronic engineering tasks.

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